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Week Fifteen

By: Jonathan Editor
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Ben Roethlisberger, Miami (OH) BEN ROETHLISBERGER
Junior QB   Miami (OH) Redhawks   6'5" 242 lbs
vs Bowling Green - MAC Championship (W 49-27):
26 comp - 35 attempts - 440 yards - 4 pass TDs - 0 INT
Junior QB Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes of 53, 21, 16, and 55 yards, each to a different WR. He also had a MAC Championship Game record 440 yards passing. With those totals, he became only the second MAC QB ever to throw for 4,000 yards in a season; the other was Marhsall's Byron Leftwich.
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Walter Reyes, Syracuse WALTER REYES
Junior RB   Syracuse Orangemen   5'10" 205 lbs
vs Notre Dame (W 38-12):
19 carries - 189 yards - 9.9 YPC - 5 rush TDs
Junior RB Walter Reyes helped Syracuse finish up their regular season with an even-.500 record by rushing for five TDs Saturday. His TD runs of 2, 3, 15, 71, and 3 yards gave him 21 rushing touchdowns on the season to go along with 1,347 rushing yards. He set a school record for career rushing TDs (38) and points scored in a season (134).
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Steve Smith, Southern Cal STEVE SMITH
Freshman WR   Southern Cal Trojans   6'1" 190 lbs
vs Oregon State (W 52-28):
5 receptions - 136 yards - 27.2 YPC - 1 rec TD
Freshman WR Steve Smith helped the Southern Cal Trojans finish up their regular season schedule with a win and keep USC in the hunt for an appearance in this year's national title game. His third quarter 73 yard touchdown reception from QB Matt Leinart gave the Trojans momentum and a 42-21 lead in the game.
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